To meet demands for reduction of polluting emissions, Peugeot has brought out a new range of 3-cylinder engines in which motor efficiency is improved, reducing cylinder volume while maintaining full performance (power and torque).
In preparation for the the Euro 6 standard, applicable from September 2014, optimized combustion and reduced friction also explain the performance levels of these more compact and lighter petrol engines.
The Atmospheric Engine
This new rage of petrol engines, made in France on the Trémery site (Moselle), was introduced on the Peugeot 208 in 2012.
With this new and more compact PureTech 3-cylinder engine, consumption and CO2 emissions can be reduced by 25% compared with 4-cylinder engines of equivalent power. The driver thus achieves a gain in fuel consumption of about 1.5 L per 100 km while still enjoying an optimal driving experience.
This engine starts at only 95 grams per kilometre of CO2 emissions and depending on the versions, equips the PEUGEOT 208, 2008 and 308. It exists in 3 different versions : 1.0L PureTech 68, 1.2L PureTech 82 and 1.2L PureTech S&S (Stop&Start)
The Turbo Engine
This new turbo-compressed 3-cylinder petrol engine is derived from the atmospheric version, and retains 40% of the same parts. It consists of a new-generation high-output (240,000 rpm) turbo and offers the best low-rev torque/power compromise, with 95% of the torque available from 1500 rpm to 3500 rpm.
A veritable technological revolution, this engine, made in France in Douvrin (Pas-de-Calais), exists in 1.2L PureTech 110 and 130 S&S versions in the Peugeot 308 from March 2014. The 208 and 2008 are also equipped with these engines for the second half of 2014.
The latest technology
Modular and compact, fuel-efficient and reliable, this turbo-charged engine is a synthesis of efficiency and the latest technology.
A robust and innovative design
In addition to its optimised combustion and reduced internal friction, the new PureTech turbo petrol engine is painstakingly built to the highest standards. Watch the video.